Birthday, Congrats, Die Cutting, Shakers, Tags and Gifts

Washi Tape Shaker Tags

Hello! Today I am honored to join Pinkfresh Studio for an Instagram hop & giveaway in celebration of their newest release!

What’s an Instagram hop?

Pinkfresh Studio challenged several of our crafty friends to create projects with the new release. Each of us created something special and posted them to our Instagram accounts. We’ve each linked to the next maker in line, so you can hop along in a loop to see each like a virtual parade! It’s very fun. As an added bonus there are loads of giveaways! I’ll share more details on how to enter, but first let’s get on with the project tutorial…

Step 1: Washi Tape

I started by selecting one of new washi tapes in this release called “Celebrate” and smoothed it out over a white piece of cover stock. Two segments fit side by side on one letter sized piece.

I then used the coordinating Celebrate Die Set to cut out all the elements. There are also coordinating stamps and stencils for this set if you prefer to create your embellishments using another medium.

Tip: Use low tack tape to keep your die from moving during die cutting. The surface of washi is more slick than cardstock, so you may find it difficult to keep the tape in place. To combat this, stick the tape to the back of the cardstock and wrap the ends around to the front. This method gives me major flashbacks to changing diapers!

Step 2: Plan & Cut

Once I had a little stack of cake & balloon embellishments, I used the Foldable Tag Dies and Shaker Tag Dies to create tag bases from colored cardstock and the Happy Heart 6×6 paper pad.

Before cutting the shaker windows in each tag, I dry fit the die cuts and sentiments pulled from the Rainbow Sentiments Ephemera pack to ensure good placement.

Step 3: Film, Foam, & Fill

Next, I added a bit of clear acetate film to the back of each window.

On the opposite side, I added a scrap of patterned paper where it would show through.

I then created a well with foam adhesive strips where I sprinkled in bits of sequins and beads before closing up the tag.

Step 4: Decorate

The die cuts and sentiments were secured to the tag fronts with glue and foam adhesive.

For the finishing touches, eyelets & ribbon were added as well as a few Clear Iridescent Drops.

And there you have the finished tags! I really hope you like them!

Giveaway Details

Okay, now let’s talk about the prizes…

Pinkfresh will be giving away TEN $25 gift cards as well as a grand prize of the ENTIRE release to one lucky person. Winners will be picked from the Instagram hop comments, so be sure to follow, like, and comment on the posts to enter.

Winners will be posted and tagged on 1 November 2022 on the Pinkfresh Instagram account. Prizes need to be claimed within the 2 weeks following. This giveaway is not associated with or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook. You must be 18 or older to be eligible or win.

What’s next?

Once you’ve entered the giveaway on my post, then you’re all done with this stop. Your next destination should be Lea Lawson’s Instagram hop post. Before you leave, I hope you’ll subscribe and consider joining me on your favorite social platform. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. I hope to see you again soon. Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

Next Hop Stop: Lea Lawson >>>

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